Half Way Home

May 08

Volunteers for Mental Health in Montgomery County is sponsoring a presentation by Sarah Houston Dicks regarding the recovery program she brought to our community called Half Way Home, a 180-day residential program for women that addresses substance abuse and other issues:

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: North Montgomery High School Lecture Room (enter through Door 12)

For additional details about Half Way Home, visit its website at www.halfwayhome.info.

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Montgomery County Community Health Summit

Mar 10

NAMI-West Central Indiana (NAMI-WCI) will have a booth at the first annual Montgomery County Community Health Summit on Tuesday, March 15 from 4:30 to 8:00 pm at the Montgomery County 4-H Building. The event is sponsored by the Montgomery County Wellness Coalition and will feature the release of the Community Health Improvement Plan.

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Montgomery County Sheriffs Receive CIT Training

Mar 10

Cecie and I attended a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training session this afternoon and were pleased to see that four officers in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s department were receiving the training. Forty-eight law enforcement officers registered for the training, and 45 were in attendance.

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Support Group Discontinued

Feb 01

After some careful consideration and discussion, we have decided to discontinue the Crawfordsville NAMI monthly support group due to low turnout. We will continue to serve as a resource for Montgomery County and to meet with people who contact us. We will also continue to maintain the website and offer the 12 week Family to Family course when we have enough individuals to fill a class (10-12 people).

Lafayette’s support group meets twice a month if you would like to continue with a support group. They meet at St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing, 1508 Tippecanoe Street, Lafayette, IN. The Family Support group meets on the first and third Tuesday, from 7-8:30 pm, (4th Floor), and the Nami Connection (for adults living with mental illness) meets every Thursday, 6-7:30 pm (1st Floor). Visit www.nami-wci.org for additional details.

If you have any questions or need to talk, you may contact any of us! Thank you for the trust you have given us over these last 3 1/2 years as you have shared your stories, your challenges and your successes! Wishing you all the best in 2016!!

Kitty Haffner, Joe and Cecie Kraynak
NAMI Support Group Facilitators

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Mental Illness Awareness Week Events

Sep 30

Mental Illness Awareness Week Logo

Mental Illness Awareness Week is the first full week of October. Here are a few NAMI-West Central Indiana events that you may want to check out:

Monday, October 5, Lafayette: Ask the Psychiatrist, featuring Jayati Singh, M.D., 6:30-8:00 pm, St. Elizabeth School of Nursing Auditorium, 1508 Tippecanoe Street.

Wednesday, October 7, Crawfordsville: In Our Own Voice presentation, 6:30-8:00 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church (South entrance), 212 S. Green Street.

Sunday, October 11, Lafayette: NAMI Fall Classic Walk/Run, Former Lafayette Municipal Golf Course
800 Golfview Road.

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In Our Own Voice Presentation

Sep 23

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (the first full week of October), we will be co-hosting (along with Volunteers for Mental Health in Montgomery County) the FREE National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) In Our Own Voice presentation.

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Support NAMI-WCI When You Shop at Kroger

Sep 15

Our NAMI affiliate, NAMI-West Central Indiana (in Lafayette) is now part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. If you have a Kroger Plus card or Kroger Visa, Kroger will contribute a portion of your purchases to NAMI-WCI when the purchase meets the program’s terms and conditions. This will not affect the Kroger rewards you receive personally when you make purchases with your Kroger Visa card.

To enroll, call 1-866-221-4141 and provide your Kroger Plus Card ID number (shown under the bar code on your Kroger Plus card  or under the bar code on the back of your Kroger Visa card) and the NAMI-WCI rewards program number, which is 10937.

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